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COMMENTS FROM FOSTER: Bo gets along wonderfully with my two medium-sized dogs, one male and one female. They play on the rough side and he has no trouble keeping up or holding his own, despite 10-15 lb. and several inches difference in weight and size. Bo loves tug, as well as chasing after and tackling the large Jolly Ball. He and my dogs also love taking turns chasing each other around the backyard.
He's a very happy, very energetic pup, but he's also able to quiet down and just hang out. Based on his energy level, speed, personality, and willingness to please, as well as his ability to learn, I think he'd be an awesome agility or flyball candidate! For his own good, he's going to need a lot of exercise/engagement. He would do best in a home with a high fence. Although he is not tall, if he really, really wanted to scale a 4' fence, he probably could.
He has met our cats, both of whom do well with respectful dogs, and would very much like to play with them but doesn't seem to get the size disparity. I'm working on helping him learn to respect their space and do not leave them unsupervised.
Bo loves children! He gets very excited around them so I'm working on having him sit to be greeted. I think at this point he'd be too much for children under eight.
Bo goes into his crate on his own for meals or a treat. He can get a little whiney, but quiets down quickly, especially if left with something to chew on. This is getting progressively better each day. He now sits or lays down before I let him out.
His default method of greeting is to jump up toward your face. Despite his shorter stature, he really can jump up that high! He's quickly learning to sit before I crouch down to greet him and is offering a sit for treats as well.
Bo is an awesome little guy! He's super smart, and wonderfully happy. He's going to be somebody's best friend for sure. He is not phased by much of anything. I'd call him a really solid, resilient little guy.
EVERY DOG HAS A STORY: Bo, along with many other dogs, were rescued by BFPA right before Hurricane Matthew hit NC. He was pulled from a rural shelter which got flooded but he was happily in his new foster home by that time.
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